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Multi-species fisherman’s delight: the crankbait conundrum

Multi-species fisherman’s delight: the crankbait conundrum

Lipless or deep-diving, jointed or rattling, one things for sure in the crankbait world: color changes

February 2016
Ice formula: When should I set my hook for walleyes?

Ice formula: When should I set my hook for walleyes?

When fish strike, timing your hookset can determine whether or not sportfish emerge from your ice hole.

January 2016
All the rage: soft plastics for winter panfish

All the rage: soft plastics for winter panfish

The idea of consistently putting panfish on the ice with soft plastics has become more than just an experiment.

January 2016
Ice, ice baby: Anglers finally hitting hard times

Ice, ice baby: Anglers finally hitting hard times

There was Harold Linden, squatted on the small private lake with a big grin, looking like the world had provided him with the keys to the shiniest Cadillac.

January 2016
Knot-tying training: Now’s the time

Knot-tying training: Now’s the time

Practice now, struggle less on the water

January 2016
Ice fishing tip No. 1: dress for success

Ice fishing tip No. 1: dress for success

One thing that people often overlook is the most important part of their gear and that is their clothing and how they plan on dressing for the ice.

January 2016
Secret tip-up tactics for the heart of winter ice fishing

Secret tip-up tactics for the heart of winter ice fishing

Walleye and northern pike anglers alike should employ a simple, old school, multi-species technique throughout the hard-water season.

January 2016
Dave Genz: Cool on ice, but at home fishing on the river

Dave Genz: Cool on ice, but at home fishing on the river

Ice fishing innovator just as comfortable when fishing from a boat

January 2016
All about ice

All about ice

Understanding winter’s magic carpet

December 2015
Monitoring and catching ice walleyes during a dusky bite

Monitoring and catching ice walleyes during a dusky bite

Employ this hard-water strategy with an angling partner during the mid-ice period unfolding right now.

December 2015
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